It turns out that Carl found me because I'm a contributor on Find A Grave. I maintain Iver's memorial page. Carl said that he checked on Iver because he has a copy of a letter that Iver wrote to the Adjutant General dated 23 January 1873.
I replied to Carl and said I'd be very interested in seeing this letter and asked if he could email a copy to me. Friday morning I had another email from Carl, which contained a pdf copy of Iver's letter! Carl also sent a transcription of the letter, which was very kind of him. The letter is difficult to read and appears to be faded in spots. But, that's okay. I'm just so thrilled to have a copy of Iver's letter! It's a very special family history treasure.
Here's Iver's letter.
The letter really is quite faded in areas and is difficult to read, so I tried to adjust it using Photoshop. It helped a bit as you can see in the image below.
Thanks to the helpful transcript that Carl sent to me, I think I can try and read Iver's letter. This is what I believe it says:
Franklin Jan 23/73
of the State of Iowa
I have lost my Discharge from the Army and I hope you will give me another Discharge or certificate. I enlisted in the 21st Regt of Inft. Iowa Vol. and was Discharged in the 34th Regt. Inft. Iowa Vol. I hope to hear from you as soon as posabel. [sic]
Franklin P.O. RenvilleI have Iver's Civil War pension file, but this letter wasn't included in it. So, having a copy of this letter is really amazing.
I'm so glad Carl contacted me and shared this very special family history treasure with me. Thank you Carl!
Thanks for reading!
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